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ISPS Journal

ISPS Journal The ISPS Journal is produced every other year and used both to highlight our scholars’ publications and as a development piece for foundations and interested donors.

From the Yale Bulletin (2006):

The year 1998 marked the publication of Volume I of our ISPS Journal, which has been produced every other year and is used both to highlight our scholars’ publications and as a development piece for foundations and interested donors. Volume I, and our follow-up Volumes II, III, and IV, offer an inside look at ISPS fellows and their new books. The selected books span a broad spectrum of policy concerns and perspectives. Some focus on domestic issues; others on cross-national. Some address contemporary problems; others historical. Some are quantitative; others qualitative. All have won acclaim and will greatly shape the way others think about these problems in years ahead. A characteristic common to all works chosen is the attempt to link academic research to policy problems of pressing concern. How we manage children’s health risks, understand incentives in complex institutions, or interpret historical struggles over ethnic diversity represents problems that are at once topical and enduring. Authors were chosen because their works represent the aspirations of ISPS. For three decades, ISPS has been home to scholars and practitioners who seek to inform contemporary policy debates by stepping back and gathering insights from a wide array of perspectives. Each of the books leavens its analysis with insights drawn from history, sociology, economics, and political science. The result is scholarship that alters fundamentally the way in which we understand the policy problems before us. The authors and works of Volume I include Rogers Smith, Civic Ideals: Conflicting Visions of Citizenship in U.S. History (New Haven: Yale University Press, 1997); John Wargo, Our Children’s Toxic Legacy: How Science and Law Fail to Protect Us from Pesticides (New Haven: Yale University Press, 1996); James Scott, Seeing Like a State: How Certain Schemes to Improve the Human Condition Have Failed (New Haven: Yale University Press, 1998); and Cathy Cohen, The Boundaries of Blackness: AIDS and the Breakdown of Black Politics (Chicago: University of Chicago Press, 1999). Volume II focused on authors and works including Dalton Conley, Being Black, Living in the Red: Race, Wealth and Social Policy in America (Berkeley/Los Angeles: University of California Press, 1999); Arthur Galston, “Falling Leaves and Ethical Dilemmas: Agent Orange in Vietnam” (manuscript in progress); Alan Gerber and Donald Green, “The Effects of Canvassing, Phone Calls, and Direct Mail on Voter Turnout: A Field Experiment”; Martin Gilens, Why Americans Hate Welfare: Race, Media, and the Politics of Antipoverty Policy (Chicago: University of Chicago Press, 1999); Theodore Marmor, “International Health Care Policy: Systemizing the Debate”; Eric Patashnik, Putting Trust in the U.S. Budget: Federal Trust Funds and the Politics of Commitment (Cambridge: Cambridge University Press, 2000); and Ian Shapiro, Democratic Justice (New Haven: Yale University Press, 1999). Volume III included Roger V. Gould, “General Theory and History,” in The Rational Choice Controversy in Historical Sociology (Chicago: University of Chicago Press, 2001); Nora E. Groce, “The Great Ape Project and Disability Rights: Ominous Undercurrents of Eugenics in Action” (American Anthropologist, 2001); Gregory A. Huber, “Information, Evaluation, and the Electoral Incentives of Criminal Prosecutors”; Stephen R. Kellert, The Good in Nature and Humanity: Connecting Science, Religion, and Spirituality with the Natural World (Washington, D.C.: Island Press, 2002); Ilona Kickbusch, “Health Literacy: Addressing the Health and Education Divide”; John S. Lapinski, “The Yale Political Advertising Study: Experimental Results from the 2000 Presidential Race”; David R. Mayhew, Electoral Realignments: A Critique of an American Genre (New Haven: Yale University Press, 2002); Michael Rowe, Crossing the Border: Encounters Between Homeless People and Outreach Workers (Berkeley/Los Angeles: University of California Press, 1999). Volume IV included Jonathan Borak, “Biological Versus Ambient Exposure Monitoring of Creosote Facility Workers” (Journal of the American College of Occupational and Environmental Medicine, 2003); Kelly Brownell, “Obesity, Environment, and Public Policy” (Eating Disorders and Obesity: A Comprehensive Handbook, 2nd ed., Guilford Press, 2002); Robert A. Burt, “Good Death: I Fear No Evil” (Death Is That Man Taking Names: Intersections of American Medicine, Law, and Culture, University of California Press, 2002); Margaret Drickamer, “Futility and Goal Setting in the Nursing Home Setting”; Robert E. Evenson, “Assessing the Impact of the Green Revolution, 1960 to 2000” (Science 300: 758–62); Celia B. Fisher, “Questioning Scientific Conceptions of the Good in Research Involving Ethnic Minority Populations” (Reports on Research Involving Persons with Mental Disorders That May Affect Decisionmaking Capacity, vol. 2, National Bioethics Advisory Commission, March 1999); Jacob S. Hacker, “The Divided Welfare State: The Battle over Public and Private Social Benefits in the United States” (excerpted from The Divided Welfare State: The Battle over Public and Private Social Benefits in the United States, Cambridge University Press, 2002); Edward H. Kaplan, “Emergency Response to a Smallpox Attack: The Case for Mass Vaccination” (Proceedings of the National Academy of Sciences of the United States of America 99, no. 16, August 2002); Rose Razaghian, “Institutions, Financial Credibility, and Democracy: Establishing Financial Credibility in Ante-Bellum United States” (manuscript in progress); Nicholas Sambanis, “Partition as a Solution to Ethnic Civil War: An Empirical Critique of the Literature” (World Politics 52:4 [2000]); and Kenneth Scheve, “Immigration Policy Choices in the United States” (excerpted from Immigration Policy and the Welfare System: A Report for the Fondazione Rodolfo Debenedetti (Oxford University Press, 2002). Volume V included Seyla Ben-Habib, “Cosmopolitan Federalism” (adapted from “Conclusion: Cosmopolitan Federalism” in The Rights of Others: Aliens, Residents and Citizens by Seyla Ben-Habib, Cambridge University Press, 2004); Khalilah L. Brown-Dean, “Trading Brown for Prison Orange: Reflections on Race, Crime, and Justice Fifty Years after Brown vs. Board”; Daniel Callahan, “Afterword: Setting Limits” (adaptation from an Afterword to the Spanish translation of Setting Limits, 2005: Poner Limites: Les Fines de la Medicina en una Sociedad que Envejece (Madrid, Triacastela, 2004); J. Baird Callicott, “Environmental Ethics, World Religions, and Ecology” (from Encyclopedia of Religion, 2d ed., by J. Baird Callicott, Macmillan Reference USA, 2005); Chalmers C. Clark, “Trust and Distrust in Medical Research” (this article is related to two articles published elsewhere by the author: “Trust in Medicine,” Journal of Medicine and Philosophy, 2002, and “Design and Direction in Research Ethics: A Question of Direction,” The American Journal of Bioethics, 2004); Sally S. Cohen, “The Politics of Policymaking for Children” (excerpts from this essay are based on the author’s book Championing Child Care, Columbia University Press, 2001, and a paper co-authored with Alice Sardell titled “Policymaking for Children,” Policy Currents); Samuel Gorovitz, “The Centrality of the Marginal: Reflections on Medical Education, Intellectual Troublemakers, Traffic Jams, Bioethics, and More” (adapted from the Inaugural Dearing-Daly Lecture at the Center for Bioethics and Humanities at SUNY-Upstate Medical University, 2002); Susan Lederer, “Banking on the Body: Historical Perspectives on the Sale of Flesh and Blood” (from Flesh and Blood: Organ Transplantation and Blood Transfusion in Twentieth-Century America, Oxford University Press, 2006); Sherwin B. Nuland, “The Whole Law of Medicine” (article from the American Scholar, Summer 1998); David H. Smith, “Deciding for Death” (from Partnership with the Dying: Where Medicine and Ministry Should Meet, Rowman S. Littlefield, 2005).